Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan: perspectives of mahalla representatives
Nov 11, 2020
UNDP Uzbekistan with the Ministry for Mahalla and Family Support and Center for Economic Research and Report conducted a survey of local communities in Uzbekistan to assess the social and economic impact of the government’s COVID-19 response on the countrywide population. The study targeted mahalla leaders, covering 3,670 respondents– chairpersons of mahallas, their deputies and specialists (25% of respondents were women). The study, conducted in May-June 2020, focused on assessing the consequences of the nationwide quarantine for the overall wellbeing of communities, selected sectors, various social groups, and on women particularly. The study also considered the capacity of mahallas to effectively deliver social support to the most affected populations.